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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin asks EAM Jaishankar to help expedite repatriation of fishermen stranded in Oman

In a letter addressed to the Union Minister, the Chief Minister said eight fishermen from Kanyakumari district were stranded in Muscat, Oman, due to the expiry of their visas and non-payment of salary by the Oman national under whom they were working.

By: PTI | Chennai |
Updated: August 7, 2022 6:43:37 am
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin (File)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to expedite the repatriation of the fishermen stranded in Oman’s capital Muscat.

In a letter addressed to the Union Minister, the Chief Minister said eight fishermen from Kanyakumari district were stranded in Muscat, Oman, due to the expiry of their visas and non-payment of salary by the Oman national under whom they were working.

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“They had travelled to Oman on March 13. Their names and passport numbers are attached (to the letter). I request you to urgently take up the issue through appropriate diplomatic channels to expedite their repatriation and also offer all consular support,” Stalin said in the letter.

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First published on: 06-08-2022 at 07:46:37 am

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